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President Buhari condemns the k#lling of student in Sokoto over alleged bla@sphemy

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President Muhamamdu Buhari has condemned the killing of a Christian student by a mob in Sokoto state over alleged blasphemy.

In a statement released by his spokesperson Garba Shehu on Friday May 13, the President stated that no one has the right to take laws into their hands.

Buhari further demanded an impartial, extensive probe into all that happened before and during the incident. He also directed the Ministries of Information and Culture, Police Affairs and that of Communications and Digital Economy to work with GSM providers and Tech companies to help contain the spread of false and inflammatory information through social media.

The statement read;

“President @ MBuhari strongly condemns the resort to self-help by the mob in sokoto, resulting in violence, destruction and killing of a second year student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Deborah Samuel, following an allegation that she had blasphemed Muhammad (SAW), the Prophet of Islam on Thursday.

President Buhari said the news of the killing of the young lady by fellow students was a matter of concern and demanded an impartial, extensive probe into all that happened before and during the incident.

The President noted that Muslims all over the world demand respect for the Holy Prophets, incl Isah (Alaihissalaam,Jesus Christ) & Muhammad (SAW) but where transgressions occur,as alleged to be the case in this instance,the law does not allow anyone take matters into their hands.

Moreover, religious leaders preach that it is not for the believer to judge the actions of another person. The constituted authority must be allowed to deal with such matters when they arise.

“No person has the right to take the law in his or her own hands in this country. Violence has and never will solve any problem.”

President Buhari also directed the Ministries of Information and Culture, Police Affairs and that of Communications and Digital Economy to work with GSM providers and Tech companies to help contain the spread of false and inflammatory information through social media.

The President extended the nation’s condolences to the family of the deceased student.